Purchasing Assistant (6777722)

Springfield, MO 65803

Posted: 01/23/2023 Industry: Clerical/Office Job Number: BN82299123

Job Description

The Reserves Network has partnered with one of the largest nationwide healthcare systems to find an experienced Purchasing Assistant. The purchasing assistant primary responsibilities are requisition processing, daily product sourcing, vendor purchase order negotiations, invoice resolution and expediting purchase orders. If you have excellent communication skills and purchasing experience, keep reading! 

Duties of the purchasing assistant include:
  • Submit catalog item orders daily
  • Source and submit all non-catalog purchase orders with appropriate vendor
  • Proactively manages the daily open order and partial order reports to meet customer needs
  • Expedite orders from vendors, ensuring that they adhere to the delivery dates provided
  • Communicate order delays and substitutions to customer departments 
  • Coordinate the resolution of invoice discrepancies resulting from receiving and accounts payable issues in a timely manner
  • Work closely with management and the data group to resolve software problems that hinder workflow
  • Run daily computer reports to assist with all aspects of the order process
  • Review vendor calls daily and ensure vendor issues are addressed promptly and appropriately
Requirements for the purchasing assistant include:
  • High school graduate/equivalent
  • 1+ years’ experience working purchasing and/or health care materials experience
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Experience with Microsoft excel and word
  • Preferred knowledge of Lawson Material Management software
Job perks for the purchasing assistant includes:
  • Benefit eligible after 60 days – medical, dental, vision PLUS additional voluntary benefits 
  • 401k fully vested on day 1 with company match after 6 months and 500 hours worked
  • Comfortable and friendly office environment, working M-F, 8:00-4:30 
  • 6-month temp to hire opportunity 
 If you have a strong attention to detail, previous purchasing experience and are looking for a new opportunity with great company, hit apply and we will reach out to you!
The Reserves Network is a family-owned and veteran-founded company. Since 1984, we have been bringing employers and job seekers together in a variety of industries and positions. 
As an equal opportunity employer, we value our employees and foster an environment of respect, integrity, and trust in every aspect of employment. However you identify and whatever your background, we encourage you to apply today or you can download our mobile app to receive and accept real-time job notifications.
EEO//Veteran/disability Employer 
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